The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2018: Sheet Metal Design student guide introduces the concepts and techniques of sheet metal modeling with the Autodesk Inventor software. The structure of the student guide follows the typical stages of using the Autodesk Inventor software. That is, to create and edit sheet metal parts, generate flat patterns, and document the designs in drawings.
Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal interface
Sheet metal design process
Creating base Faces, Contour Flanges, and Contour Rolls
Creating secondary Faces, Contour Flanges, and Contour Rolls
Sheet metal parameters
Creating Hems, Folds, and Bends
Corner Rounds and Chamfers
Sheet Metal Cuts (Holes, Cuts, and Punch Features)
Corner Seams (Seams and Miters)
Generating Flat Patterns
Unfolding and Refolding
Multi-Body Sheet Metal Modeling
Documentation and Annotation of drawings
Converting solid models to sheet metal models
Sheet Metal Styles
Prior knowledge of 3D solid part modeling using the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) software.
Familiarity with the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating system.
A background in designing and drafting 3D parts is recommended.
Knowledge of sheet metal processing is an asset, but not required.
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